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IMPACT Guidance Training

19 February 2018

Smoking and Mental Health: Understanding the IMPACT (ASH Scotland)

Free, two-hour training around the links between smoking and mental health is now available to third-sector organisations. To help address the inequalities linked to higher smoking rates amongst people experiencing poor mental health, ASH Scotland is offering a newly-developed training course called "Smoking and Mental Health: Understanding the IMPACT". The aim is to equip workers who support people with lived experience of mental health problems with the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate a conversation on smoking, and to discuss options for supporting people who are ready to quit.  It is based on a Guidance pack, developed by ASH Scotland, which offers practical solutions to this complex issue.

The training is free, primarily designed for staff working within third-sector organisations, and comprises a one-hour online session (completed in advance) and a two-hour face-to-face session. Please note that priority will be given to staff from services within the Lothians area until March 2018. From April 2018, spaces will be opened up to organisations across the country.

For more information, please visit or phone ASH Scotland on 0131 225 4725.

Free training at: ASH Scotland, 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh. This will take place on Wednesday 9 May and 6 June (all 10am - 12pm).

To register, click here.